Will I have to learn anything new to use this system?
If you know how to use a web browser and email software, you will find you've already
learned what you need to know. With our setup, you are always online, any time your
computer is powered up. You click on your browser icon, and you are online with no delay
and no waiting, EVER, for a free line or a connection.
What are some benefits to having fast Internet access?
If you're used to the speed of standard dialup Internet access, you know the drill: click and
wait. And wait. And (when there's a large image, or a lot of programming in the page
you're trying to view) wait some more. With wireless Internet access, that wait is gone.
You can play videos off the Web in "real time", make Internet phone calls with fluid clarity
of transmission, play your favorite MP3's in real time, watch live video streams, send and
receive files at breathtaking speeds. Best of all, general browsing is much more enjoyable
than it ever was on a dialup connection!
Do I need a phone line to access the Internet?
No, a phone line is not needed. A wireless Internet connection is bi-directional, which
means that your wireless setup will both receive and send data. It's a complete solution
for your Internet connectivity.
Is this like cable modems, ISDN, or DSL?
Wireless Internet access is possible over a broader geographic area in North Central Illinois
than any of the other options listed. Additionally, cable modems, ISDN and DSL are all
dependent on phone lines or cable companies. Not so with wireless Internet, which is much
faster than the others.
Is wireless Internet access unlimited?
With wireless Internet access your computer is always connected. There are no time limits
or restrictions on how long you can use it. Bandwidth volume is governed by our
acceptable use policy.
Is this the same as what's called "satellite" Internet?
No, it's better! Wireless Internet is bi-directional unlike satellite solutions, where you
download via the dish antenna, but you are also connected by phone line to the Internet
for your uploads. Our wireless solution eliminates the need for any dedicated phone lines,
thereby reducing your costs, while providing data [transfer] rates much better than possible
with modems or ISDN.
Will I still need my modem?
No, wireless Internet connections do not require a modem. However, if you use your
computer for sending or receiving faxes, you will still need your modem. You will also need
your modem if you intend to use it for dialup Internet access, as a backup to your wireless
connection, or if you transport your computer to another geographic location where you
use a dialup connection instead of a wireless connection.
How long does it take to install?
As soon as your location has had a site survey to determine connection viability, a date
will be set for installing your unit. When a service technician is on site, it could take as
little as an hour or much as several days. Each location and application differs in the
degree of difficulty.
Will I get busy signals?
No! You always have a Internet connection, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a
year. A wireless connection requires no phone line, which makes it impossible to get a